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I can remember during my first week working in Wellington, I was chatting with my co-worker about some of the Great Walks we had done during our initial 6 week roadtrip around New Zealand. She handed me a ‘Wellington Tramping’ book and after breezing through the options, I landed...

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Tasmania is one of those places you hear about, but rarely meet someone who has been there. It’s the more modest side of Australia that often gets overlooked, and seems to have more in common with New Zealand than the mainland. We first learned of it’s beautiful walks, stunning beaches...

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Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known as the 8th wonder of the world, it is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand and with it’s stunning beauty – it’s no wonder (pardon the pun). It’s raw beauty has charmed us so...

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After an amazing holiday up in Northland, we decided to take the ‘scenic’ way back to Wellington. With a plan for a quick stop in Raglan, we pulled out our trusty NZ Frenzy book to see if there were any ‘hidden gems’ along that way that we shouldn’t miss. Sure...

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On our third day visiting Tonga (last July), we decided to go searching for the famous Ovava Tree on the Forest Plantation and Eua National Park hike. Our host Naite from the Hideaway dropped us off at the start of the Forest Plantation and sent us on our way with a hand drawn...

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One of the activities I was most looking forward to during our trip to Northland over the holidays was taking our cute little 2WD Toyota Ractis to 90 mile beach. Stretching along the western coast of the far north from Ahipara to Scott Point (just south of Cape Reinga)...

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During our trip to Northland over the Christmas break we were hoping to take in at least one overnight walk as it had been a few weeks since we had been out in the bush. Based on all my research the track that continued to come up on forums and...

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Scuba diving is something that’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve always dreamed of exploring the underwater world filled with colorful fish, beautiful coral reefs and historic ship wrecks. Although both Jordan and I were certified in the Great Lakes in Canada a number of...

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If there’s one thing we’ve been looking forward to trying again, it was blokarts – but on the beach! While researching things to do in Northland over our Christmas holiday, we came across Ahipara Adventures who not only offer blokart rentals on the beach but rent sandboards for an epic sand dune...

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2014 has been a pretty incredible year. We’ve had some amazing adventures, visited some beautiful places and had our blog go from something just our friends and family read to a part-time passion that we love. As we reflected on the year, we wanted to share with you some...

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